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Kanchanpur Strike Day 5, Friday: Economic Activities Collapsed. Orange Cultivators Are Effected. Government Yet To Take Step

Due to ongoing indefinite period kanchanpur strike economic activities collapsed totally. Orange cultivators are mostly effected due to this ongoing strike. Most of the winter season vegetables are also still in the field as the farmers are bound to stay at home. Farmers can’t go for sale the vegetables in the ‘Haat’ for this indefinite period strike. Meanwhile the state police registered cases against those who joined the protests despite Section 144 in the area last day. But government yet to take step to solve the problem immediately. The JMC leaders Thursday claimed local CPIM and BJP leaders have supported their agitation. The Joint Movement Committee (JMC) imposed the indefinite strike to protest against the State government’s plan to settle 5,000 Bru evacuees in Kanchanpur. The government selected 12 places spread over six districts to rehabilitate some 35,000 Mizoram Brus currently housed in six makeshift camps in Kanchanpur. Besides protesting the proposed rehabilitation of the Brus, the JMC is also demanding compensation for the non-tribal families who had been evicted to set up camps for the Brus evacuated from Mizoram in 1997.

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